The Dangers of Semi-Truck Blind Spots

Semi-trucks are no rare sight on the highways of Washington State. In maneuvering around these large vehicles, it is important to know what dangers they pose. Blind spots are universal to every vehicle. These blind spots on semi-trucks have been called the truck’s “No-Zones,” and are called as such because cars are meant to avoid…

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Road Rash Injuries Explained

Many injuries experienced in traffic accidents are common to all types of vehicles – cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycle riders. Anyone can suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones, or other serious injuries if there’s enough force. One injury that is unique to motorcycle and bicycle riders is road rash. This injury…

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What Is Broker/Shipper Liability?

Trucking accidents in Southeast Washington often cause catastrophic injuries and deaths. Cars are simply no match for the size and weight of trucks. Large trucks such as 18-wheelers, freight trucks, and box trucks can completely crush some cars. Many victims spend weeks in the hospital before they can even begin their rehabilitation treatment. Most truck…

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When Is a Hospital Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice has three essential elements. There must be a duty of care between the health provider and the patient. The health provider’s care must be below acceptable standards. The improper cause must be the proximate cause of any injuries the patient suffers. Medical malpractice includes a failure to make a proper diagnosis, errors during…

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What Are Underride Truck Accidents?

All truck accidents are dangerous. The cargo often shifts during transport. Trucks roll over. They jackknife. One of the most dangerous types of truck accidents is an underride accident. Some commercial trucks are high enough off the ground for a vehicle to fit underneath instead of being blocked by the side or rear of the…

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